A new video produced by the Car Care Council in conjunction with AutoNetTV Media (ANTV) focuses on consumers’ rights to have their vehicles serviced at any automotive service and repair business they choose without affecting the warranty. “It’s a common misconception that only car dealers can perform the routine maintenance and repairs on a newer vehicle that is under warranty,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “This new video outlines the truth about vehicle warranties and assures consumers that they can have routine repairs performed by their local independent repair shop or do the work themselves without affecting the warranty.” The video explains that it is the law that independent repair shops can provide the services to maintain new car warranties and that consumers are protected by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which prohibits a manufacturer from voiding the vehicle … [Read more...] about Your Vehicle’s Warranty Explained In New Car Care Council Video
Volkswagen India has introduced a new add-on, extended warranty plan for its complete model lineup, which includes the Polo, Vento, Tiguan & Passat. The add-on warranty package can be availed before the expiry of the vehicles’ existing warranty. The extended warranty will then kick in from the day when the standard warranty expires, and will cover the vehicle till the last day of the 7th year/before 125,000 kilometers on the odometer. Volkswagen has taken this step to give peace of mind to its customers. By protecting the Polo, Vento, Tiguan & Passat, Volkswagen owners need not fear unexpected repair work and high part replacement costs. The add-on warranty can be availed 30 days before the expiry of the valid existing warranty or 15 days post expiry. To qualify for this warranty, the vehicle must have undergone the schedule services with a proper record in the service history log. All warranty repairs must be carried out by authorized dealer only.The add-on … [Read more...] about Volkswagen Polo, Vento, Tiguan & Passat get a SOLID 7-year extended warranty
People have suggested using snow tires or installing regular tires. I don’t want to do anything that could void the warranty, so how should I proceed? Q. In February, I traded my 2011 Mercedes wagon for a 2016 Mercedes. I purchased this new model because it had all the latest safety features, which I hope makes it a safer car to drive. The car only had 26 miles on it, and it had a four-year warranty and great financing. The problem is that it has low-profile tires. I have had to replace the right-side tires twice due to poor roads and potholes during my frequent drives to Connecticut and New York. People have suggested using snow tires or installing regular tires. I don’t want to do anything that could void the warranty, so how should I proceed? A. The tires are most likely 40-Series low-profile tires, which are susceptible to damage from poorly maintained roads and bumping curbs. An optional tire with a smaller wheel or a larger tire that keeps the same overall tire … [Read more...] about Can I change my low-profile wheels within the warranty?
The big selling point for modern Hyundais are their impressive warranties, especially the 10 year, 100,000 mile powertrain one. But last month, the Federal Trade Commission warned the company that its warranty may be illegal because it appears to void out if owners don’t use Hyundai’s own parts. The FTC said in a press release that it recently sent warnings to six major companies because of “concerns about the companies’ statements that consumers must use specified parts or service providers to keep their warranties intact.” The FTC cites the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, saying that a company cannot stipulate that certain parts must be used to preserve the warranty, unless the company providing the warranty gives consumers the parts for free, or unless it’s received permission from the FTC. The idea is to protect the consumer and allow third-party repairs, fighting against the whole closed ecosystem environment we’re getting stuck in with … [Read more...] about Hyundai’s ‘America’s Best’ Warranty Might Be Illegal According To The FTC
Many consumers mistakenly believe that they must use manufacturer-approved parts so as not to void their warranty. The manufacturers might want you to believe this but nothing is further from the truth. Aftermarket replacement parts will not void your new car’s warranty. However, modifying or tuning your car might run afoul of your car’s warranty coverage. Here’s what you need to know. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Warranties on consumer products are governed in the U.S. by a Federal statute known as the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act. This Act spells out what warrantors can and cannot do in connection with the warranties they provide with their products. While the Act applies to everything from lawn mowers to dish washers, the place it has the most impact on the average American is with the warranty that comes with a new car. And the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act specifically forbids manufacturers from forcing consumers to use name brand parts on their … [Read more...] about Not All Aftermarket Parts Will Void Your Warranty